Dr. Melinda Hansen is a Psychiatrist in AZ, FL & NJ providing the services through telehealth.
With a strong desire to experience a wide breadth of psychiatric specialties, I opted to pursue residency through the University of Florida which had fellowship opportunities in geriatric, child/adolescent, forensic, and addiction psychiatry as well as pain management. This program allowed me to work closely with experts in these fields as well as participate in a Community Psychiatry Fellowship serving the severely mentally ill with close collaboration with their primary care providers. This led me to practice both telepsychiatry and integrated care models in Alaska for the Alaskan Natives as a traveling doctor upon graduation.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Years of Experience: 11 years
County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, 2022 - Present
St George's University School Of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2012